NBA Coach of the Year Awards - Summary

Information about the NBA Coach of the Year including current winner, year by year, coach who won the award the most times and coachs grouped by team

The best coach of the season is selected by a national panel of pro basketball writers and broadcasters. Since 1967 the trophy is called 'Red Auerbach Trophy', named that way after the former Boston Celtics coach who led the his team to 9 NBA titles..

NBA Awards: Coach of the Year

Current Coach of the Year:
Tom Thibodeau
Coach of the Year
2020-21. Tom Thibodeau
2019-20. Nick Nurse
2018-19. Mike Budenholzer
2017-18. Dwane Casey
2016-17. Mike D'Antoni
2015-16. Steve Kerr
Coach with the Most Awards:
Don Nelson
Gregg Popovich
Pat Riley
3 Times
NBA Coach of the Year
3 Times - Don Nelson
3 Times - Gregg Popovich
3 Times - Pat Riley
2 Times - Hubie Brown
2 Times - Mike Budenholzer
2 Times - Mike D'Antoni
Team with the Most Awards:
6 Times
had the Coach of the Year